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Video Conference on Applying Sludge to Farm Land Scheduled April 9

LAS CRUCES -- A video conference on applying biosolids (sludge) to agricultural soil will be conducted April 9 at two sites in New Mexico.

Farmers, environmental groups, sewage treatment operators, elected and appointed public officials, and all interested individuals are invited to attend the conference, co-sponsored by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, the Cornell Waste Management Institute, the New Mexico Environment Department and the City of Albuquerque Public Works Department.

"The conference will begin with an overview of biosolid use including application methods, benefits to the soil and environmental concerns," said George Dickerson, Extension horticulturist. National policies and community concerns also will be examined.

The video conference will air at both the Gerald Thomas Hall auditorium on NMSU's campus in Las Cruces and the Runnels Building auditorium at the corner of Alta Vista Street and St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe. The session is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at both sites. For more information, contact Susan Wright in Las Cruces at (505) 646-3306, or George Dickerson in Albuquerque at (505) 275-2576.